In case you didn’t see the article in the Statesman today, here you go.
The response to the offer of farmer’s market tours has been more than I can keep up with, the day before my father’s surgery. I’ll catch up, and its a good thing that more folks are interested in eating locally grown food, and hopefully are getting more interested in where food comes from.
So, yesterday, I invited my dear friends Christian and Jamie over for dinner, and offered up the contents in my freezer. When they accepted, I pulled out some Thunderheart Bison tenderloin filets, a Richardson Farms ribeye, and some Kocurek Family Charcuterie drunken chicken sausage. I thought we could cook enough food so that the leftovers would get me through the first couple of days following my dad’s hip surgery.
They arrived with my favorite Goddog, Leo and a big blue bin full of stuff. I didn’t know what they were up to, I thought we would get stuff from the gardens and use what I had. They had other plans, mainly, to cook dinner for me and let me relax, the kindness of which left me overwhelmingly thankful. Jamie and Leo and I mostly hung out in front of the fireplace, while Christian cooked an amazing meal. And we snacked on a Full Quiver Cheese Ball. Nothing says party, like a nut covered ball of cheese!
He brought leeks, which became a delicious leek, toasted bread, with egg and cream dish that was delicious.
I’ll be planting leeks very soon, if I can get some ordered. I believe Dixondale Farms has them. He roasted the potatoes and dressed them with a sofrito he had made at home, and some CKC Farms Herbed Cheddar. He seared the bison and ribeye in the cast iron skillet, and finished them in the oven.
The dinner was amazing, and I remain slightly overwhelmed at the kindness. Friends are awesome.
I’m in the process of completing a “Year in Review” post of the No Grocery Store Challenge, but might be delayed for a few days by my dad’s surgery. I’ll try to get it up soon, and still have 3 days left. And, just so you know, after the year is over, nothing is really going to change, but the title of my blog posts. No Grocery Store Challenge is a lot to type out every day. I have no real plans to return to the grocery store. Why would I?